Anatoly Sobchak

Anatoly Sobchak
Anatoly Sobchak was born 10 August in 1937 in Chita. In 1959 he graduated from the Law Department of Leningrad State University. He worked as a lawyer in the Stavropol Regional Bar Association, then head of legal advice in the Stavropol region.

In 1982, he became head of the Department of Economic Law of the Leningrad State University.

Anatoly Sobchak was a deputy of the USSR (1989-1991). Elected a member of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR (1989-1991). Was the chairman of the subcommittee on economic legislation of the USSR Supreme Committee on Legislation and Law Enforcement. In 1990, the year he was elected, and then the chairman of the Leningrad City Council.
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June 12 {/ day} 1991 Sobchak won the mayoral election in St. Petersburg, and in 1994 he was appointed Chairman of the Government of St. Petersburg. In 1996, Anatoly Sobchak ran for governor of St. Petersburg, but lost the election to Vladimir Yakovlev, left his position as mayor and chairman of the city government.

Anatoly Sobchak was chairman of the International Charitable Fund "Salvation of St. Petersburg and Leningrad", the Centre for UNESCO, the Baltic Bar Association. From 1991 to 1995 he was co-chairman of the Russian movement "Democratic Reform".

In 1997, he faced a criminal case on charges of bribery and abuse of power, but in 1999 the case was closed.

With the November 7 1997 on July 12 in 1999 he lived in Paris. He has lectured at the Sorbonne and other French universities, has published more than 30 articles, has written two books, including "A dozen knives in the back Sobchak." In February 2000, Sobchak became a confidant of Putin (then presidential candidate).

February 20 in 2000, Anatoly Sobchak died in Svetlogorsk (Kaliningrad Oblast). At the conclusion of forensic cause of death was acute heart failure.